We have delivered many communities awareness and IAG courses for women with partnership of local community groups to develop their skills for better job opportunities. The aim of this project is how to involve the household mothers to prevent their teenage children from street gangs out of the school hours. Initially we are targeting 10-12 Mothers to provide Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) training and skills.
We have also delivered ESOL courses for many residents whose first language is not English and are finding it difficult to gain employment due to their limited knowledge of the English language.
Another project which we have delivered is Urdu classes for young children. We have also run youth awareness projects to advise and guide the local young people on their roles and responsibilities they have as essential members of the local community.
Our most recent project was a health and safety course for local businesses to ensure that their employees had the essential skills and knowledge of health and safety practice.
SEEDS Foundation has been running this project and it is mostly focused for the local children and young people of the local community, who are from disadvantaged backgrounds in Nottingham and its surroundings. Forest field areas is the most ethnically diverse ward in Nottingham, with the highest proportion of people from a non-White British ethnic group of all the wards – at 35.9% compared to 18.9% for the City, according to the 2011 census. The ward has the largest proportion of residents from an Asian or Asian British background out of all the wards – at 20.8% and, from Pakistani backgrounds. The proportion of children between the age of 10-16 have very low achievement at GCSE. We have facilitated more than 100 students through this project.
Our project activities are to help adult move closer towards labour market so as to gain employment or progress on to further education. We wish to help two groups of people who are looking to progress in their life and improve the quality of their life.
Supporting Refugees and elderly peoples
Seeds Foundation is working with local organisation to provide support activities to the refugees’ communities and elderly homes. We have team of volunteers to arrange different events and visits old home and refugees’ camps. We also support to raise funds for homeless people and organising food banks to help more homeless people. Homelessness is the big crisis of 21st century, as lack of affordable housing, insecure tenancies and welfare cuts force increasing numbers of peoples and families nationally and internationally.
According to UK government figures, homelessness is now at its highest level for a decade and rough sleeping in Nottingham. SEEDS foundation is working alongside of other charities and local councils to support these people to organise the shelters and tents to save their lives.